Vincentian Mission Institute (VMI) Cohort
The ten participants selected for the program include: Dr.
Andrew Ferdinandi (Human Services and Counseling), Dr. Jackie
Grogan (Office of the Provost); Dr. Kathryn Hutchinson (Student
Affairs), Kathy Meehan (Athletics), Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded
(Student Life, Staten Island), Lucy Pesce (Office of the Mission),
Deanne Southwell (VISA - Vincentian Institute for Social Action),
Dr. Matthew Sutton (Theology and Religious Studies), Jim Walters
(Campus Ministry), and Maura Woods (Information Technology). Rev.
James J. Maher, C.M., Executive Vice President for Mission and
Student Services, who will oversee the St. John’s cohort and serve
as a guest lecturer during the program, commented on the importance
of developing collaborative lay leadership across the three
institutions: “The Vincentian Mission Institute is a wonderful
example of how the three United States based Vincentian-sponsored
universities can collaborate and share our most precious resource,
our dedicated and committed personnel. I am very excited
about the St. John’s University cohort – they embody the very best
of our Catholic and Vincentian mission."